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IRS Warns of Tax-Time Scams

IRS Warns of Tax-Time Scams By Howard LipsetIt’s true: tax scams proliferate during the income tax filing season. This year’s season opened on January 31. The IRS provides the following scam warnings so you can protect yourself and avoid becoming a victim of these crimes:

  • Be vigilant of any unexpected communication purportedly from the IRS at the start of tax season.   Continue reading


Howard LIpset of www.thecfo.wordpress.com provides some advice on how to protect your personal information.1.  Shred, Shred and Shred some more. And do not be cheap about the shredder. Make sure it cuts in two directions.

2.  Remove your name from mailing lists for preapproved credit cards or other financial offers. This mail could be stolen, your address changed and credit applied for in your name. Some banks have even approved credit on torn applications that were taped back together. (shred, shred, shred). Continue reading


“To Protect & To Serve” Originally the motto of the Los Angeles Police Department (1963), its meaning was to “serve the community by protecting their constitutional rights.”

To Serve & Protect: I like to think of it as the goals of Progressive Management Inc. but with a different context.

To Serve our clients everyday by being available for their problems and their needs, in addition to taking care of the basic functions for which we were hired: The administration of the day-to-day financial aspect of their businesses and their personal lives.

To Protect their assets and identity against the modern threats of cyber-attacks and identity theft, as well as preventing fraud and governmental bullying against them.

To Protect them from themselves. This is one of the examples I intend to share: Continue reading